With a new year quickly approaching, you may be considering ways to enhance your smile's appearance, health, and longevity. Oak Family Dental may be the perfect place for your needs! Our dental office offers state-of-the-art dental crowns to restore your smile's beauty and vitality without breaking the bank.
There are five main types of dental crowns, each with different advantages and price points.
Gold crowns are strong and durable, but they aren’t very aesthetically pleasing for many patients because of their visibility. Also, people with metal allergies may want to steer clear of this type of crown because it contains a combination of copper, nickel, chromium, and other metals. Gold crowns are best suited for back teeth.
Gold crowns cost between $600–$2,500.
All-porcelain crowns mimic the natural luminescence of real teeth, and they’re solid and long-lasting. They don’t contain any metal, and they match the size, shape, and color of natural teeth. All-porcelain crowns are the best option for front teeth.
The cost of all-porcelain crowns ranges between $800–$3,000.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are solid and aesthetic due to their metal structure and porcelain coating. PFM crowns can be used on front or back teeth but may wear down more quickly if a patient has a tooth grinding or clenching habit.
PFM crowns can cost between $500–$1,500.
Zirconium combines the durability of metal with the beauty of porcelain crowns. Because zirconia crowns are strong and long-lasting, they’re less likely to chip or break. Also, dentists can cut and shape zirconia crowns without sending them to a dental lab. Zirconia can withstand immense chewing pressure, making them an excellent option for back teeth.
Zirconia crowns cost about the same as all-porcelain crowns, between $800–$3,000.
E-max crowns are perhaps the newest type of crown in modern dentistry. These all-ceramic crowns are light, thin, but highly durable lithium disilicate. Not only do e-max crowns look beautiful, but they’re also versatile because they can cap front or back teeth.
Like all-porcelain and zirconia crowns, e-max crowns range between $800–$3,000.
Do you need dental crowns in Metairie, Louisiana? We’d love to speak with you! Please call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patterson at Oak Family Dental.